I never got to send the last post since it was written and I'm sorry to say my wife's father Michael Moe passed one week ago on Wednesday. He was a wonderful man, mentor, husband, friend, father to many. He was such a selfless person that cared for so many people. His service was truly beautiful and a testament to his admiration and love.
Well, since my last entry a whole lot of things have happened. Lots good, some bad. First of all my wife Hollie found out that she is pregnant ( I was surprised that I was so happy about it. I was so resistant for so long). I had the Whatcom Artist Studio Tour last week and met tons of great people. I only sold one painting, but meeting the people and sharing the most intimate part of my world are some of the best parts.
The bad part is my wife wasn't able to be here for the second week of Studio Tour. That wasn't even the worst part. We found out last Friday that her dad has a really aggressive cancer. I can't even begin to process what she or her whole family is going through right now. We really feel that family is important and her parents have been so supportive in every way and we feel we need to be there for them. That is why we are moving back to Wisconsin. I remember asking Hollie's father how I could ever pay him back the first time he really helped us out. He told me, " Just take care of us when we need it". This is one of those times.
It's going to probably be the hardest thing I've ever done. One of my paintings will be featured on the back whole back cover of Whatcom Magazine in November, and I will be part of a 3 man art show that month at Allied Arts as well (see NOW SHOWING at top).